VILLAGE BUILDING CONVERGENCE: The Village Building Convergence fulfills The City Repair Project of Portland's project to educate, inspire and activate local communities and develop our city and bioregion as a network of interconnected Village Centers.
As villagers, we seek to combine our highest knowledge and understanding of history, contemporary conditions, social, ecological and technological innovations and our respect for future generations.
ALBINO!: Albino is a San Francisco Bay Area-based 12-piece Afrobeat ensemble that honors the fiery legacy of Afrobeat inventor Fela Kuti by melding tightly-crafted arrangements and jazz-tinged harmony with propulsive, high energy grooves. Formed in 2003, Albino has performed to capacity crowds up and down the West Coast and as far east as Chicago. The band's members hail from such well known acts as Spearhead, CK Ladzekpo, and Hamsa Lila, among others. Albino re-acquaints listeners with what it feels like to truly groove, and infuses entire audiences with an ecstatic energy that pours forth from the stage whenever this funk-fueled juggernaut performs.
INSTIGATORS: Undeniable, Unstoppable. Unforgettable! Instigators are original reggae music. This 8 piece band has a definitive sound that is both traditional and new. Formed in 1996 by Daniel Lamb, Instigators is one of the premier reggae acts on the west coast. Their soon to be released CD "Living Gift"- 15 all original tracks that speak to the massive is incredible. The vision of the music is clear: honest songs delivered with experience and style.
"Danny Lamb & Instigators horn section. Off the meter!" - Ras Danny, KBOO 90.7 fm Portland, Oregon